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NEWS: Nunavut June 14, 2018 - 9:30 am

Nunavut RCMP arrest man alleged to have “requested sexual services” from two Iqaluit youth

Sean Qaunaq, 29, of Igloolik will appear in Nunavut court today

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A 29-year-old man from Igloolik is set to appear in court in Iqaluit on June 14. Members of the RCMP arrested him after receiving a complaint that he had approached two youth who were walking through downtown Iqaluit during the early morning hours of June 12 and allegedly sought to buy
A 29-year-old man from Igloolik is set to appear in court in Iqaluit on June 14. Members of the RCMP arrested him after receiving a complaint that he had approached two youth who were walking through downtown Iqaluit during the early morning hours of June 12 and allegedly sought to buy "sexual services." (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)

A 29-year old man, Sean Qaunaq of Igloolik, will appear in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit today to face charges related to an incident in which he allegedly tried to buy sexual services from two youth in Iqaluit.

The Iqaluit RCMP arrested the man after it was reported that he approached two youth who were walking through the Iqaluit downtown area during the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 12.

The police said late Wednesday that the man is alleged to have “requested sexual services from the two young people in exchange for payment.”

“The investigation is in its infancy but two counts of communicating with a person under the age of 18 for the purpose of obtaining sexual services, two counts of invitation to sexual touching and one count of breach of undertaking has been laid,” the police release said.

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(5) Comments:

#1. Posted by Iqalummiuq on June 14, 2018

Just wow, blows my mind.
Used to be safe walking around in iqaluit.

#2. Posted by Sick! on June 14, 2018

It hasn’t been safe in Iqaluit, after hours, for many years.  After the drinking establishments close, people are attacked in some way, on a regular basis.

With daytime public drunkenness on the increase, thanks to the wine and beer store, I’m sure daytime attacks have increased now, too.

If every assault was publicly reported then the daily news would be full this sad behavior.

#3. Posted by Good for them! on June 14, 2018

Good thing their parents taught them to speak up! Now if all young people were to report anyone who approaches them. The two young people just saved others from him! Keep em talking and there will be less assholes on the street!

#4. Posted by Victim? on June 15, 2018

This same guy sexually assaulted me when I was a small child.. about 10. I thought it was only a dream but I asked my childhood friend if this happened to her too, she remembers bits and pieces, too. I was too young to remember but is there anywhere I can report this. Telling my parents never helped I am now a grown adult

#5. Posted by report it to the RCMP on June 15, 2018

@#4 Victim.

you can report it to the RCMP.

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